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by Laura Schroeder


After ten years abroad, Catherine returns to Luxembourg to catch up with her daughter Alba, who is being brought up by Catherine's other Elisabeth. Alba is cold and distant towards this stranger who show up unexpectedly in her life, and so is Elisabeth, keen to keep her protégée to herself. one day, Catherine cannot take it anymore. She kidnaps Alba and takes her on a trip to lake up North. So begins an unsettling journey into puzzling and complex world of motherly love begins, only to find out that sometimes the true opponent is yourself.

original title: Barrage
country: Luxembourg, Belgium, France
sales agent: Luxbox
year: 2017
genre: fiction
directed by: Laura Schroeder
film run: 109'
screenplay: Marie Nimier, Laura Schroeder
cast: Lolita Chammah, Thémis Pauwels, Isabelle Huppert, Elsa Houben
cinematography by: Hélène Louvart
film editing: Damien Keyeux
costumes designer: Uli Simon
producer: Sébastien Delloye, Jeanne Geiben, Sebastian Schelenz, Martine de Clermont-Tonnerre, Pol Cruchten
production: Red Lion, Entre Chien et Loup, MACT Productions


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